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Penobscot Valley Senior College Fall Course: The Wonderful World of Fungi


Zoom Course with recordings 4:00 - 6:00 PM Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19

4-week Zoom +

Field Trip on week 5, Oct. 26 from 2:00-5:00 PM

Cost $30.00 with any current Maine Senior College Network (MSCN) Membership.

Maximum 20


Mycologists are the most virtuous scientists. They’re all obsessed with morels!


After such great reviews from Seanna's previous course, Penobscot Valley Senior College is excited to have her return to volunteer to teach again. The first four weeks of the course will be held on Zoom and involve lectures and activities examining the following topics: what are fungi, degraders and fungi in food, fungal pathogens, mycorrhizal fungi, lichens, and poisonous and edible fungi. All of these classes will be recorded and emailed to registered course members, and available to view for two weeks. Week 5 will include a foray at Bangor City Forest, Bangor, ME on October 26 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (held earlier due to sunset time).


Instructor: Seanna Annis

Seanna Annis, PhD. has taught mycology (the study of fungi) at University of Maine for 20 years and has been fascinated with fungi for over 30 years. She has led fungal forays around Bangor and introduced many people to the wonders of fungi. Her research program at University of Maine studies the fungal pathogens of Maine wild blueberries. She also collaborates with researchers studying fungi that attack insects and degrade animal feed and foods.


Members of other senior colleges should email pvscmaine@gmail.com or call 207-659-1359. Leave your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and the name of your college. We will adjust our membership dues and once that is done, you will be able to mail in your registration with a check, or register online at penobscotvalleyseniorcollege.org


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